is extremely important when programming for 5 axis machine tools
that you are sure that the program will not cause a clash between any
parts of the workpiece, holding fixtures or clamps and the machine and
the machine head.
is also important to keep within the movement limits of the machine -
This is easily done with a 3 Axis CNC machine because all you have to
worry about is keeping the table and head movement within certain X,Y
& Z limits.
With 5 axis programming this is not
nearly so easy a task. When you start to rotate the cutter axis
relative to the workpiece the resulting table and head movement are
almost impossible to predict without help from your software.
Fortunately our software enables us
to enter in all of your machines dimensions and limits and fully
simulate your machine running our programs. Our software will warn us
if any collisions or travel overruns occur. This means that you can be
confident that our programs will be problem free and totally reliable.